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Melise Etheridge

Melise has an extensive and very impressive Resume and she is always keeping up with the latest Equine news and trends and thus keeps herself well informed of what is going on in the equine industry.

We have added her resume here for you to browse through and see all the accolades she has achieved.


 TERSIERY EDUCATION

: 1990 – 1993 – PRETORIA TECHNICON             - EQUINE SCIENCE Nat Diploma

  - SPORTS & RECREATION(first to qualify in SA)

: 1994 –1995 – SANEF LEVEL 2 (ADVANCED)

 - SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN     INSTRUCTORS CERTIFICATE

 : 2010 – FEI 1

:  2011 – FEI 2


 OTHER COURSES

: EQUESTRIAN MANAGEMENT

  • FARRIERY
  • STABLE MANAGEMENT
  • LIBERTY TRAINING
  • VAULTING

: TOP WRANGLER COURSE

: Clinics with Nick Skelton, 

, Suzanne Macken and Jean Phillipe Camboulis




  1. RIDING EXPERIENCE


  • STARTED IN 1975
  • STARTED SHOWJUMPING
  • At the age of 10, Instruction with John & Sue Dennison at Benoni Equestrian Centre until 1986
  • Instruction with Lester Sanders 1986 – 1987
  • Instruction with Brentwood park stables 1989-1993
  • Instruction with Rogan Asken 1994
  • Instruction with Leslie Taylor 1995 – 1998
  • 2008 Max Hauri’s yard in Switerland


     -    OTHER RIDING EXPERIENCE

  • Adult A-grade showjumping
  • Competed in major shows such as Rand show, Dunhill Derby, FEI , ect
  • Dressage advanced level
  • Vaulting 1997 – 1999



  1. INSTRUCTION / WORK EXPERIENCE


- 1986  Started instructing at Novice level

- 1986 – 1989 Private Instruction

- 1989 – 1993 Brentwood park Stables

  • Instructed +/- 160 students per week
  • Teached showjumping & Dressage to children, adults the Physical and Mentally disabled
  • Stable Manager (Yard +/- 100 horses)
  • Schooled horses for Dressage, Showjumping and Race Horse spelling.


- 1993 – Opened Crystal Ridge Equestrian Centre

  • Great success with instruction of showjumping, vaulting and Dressage
  • Fantastic results with instruction of the disabled
  • Mentor for SANEF exam applicants
  • SANIC examiner


- 1998 – 1999  Chairman for WAS (Companion Animal & Pet entertainment 

committee)


- 1996 – 2005  Committee member and Selector for East Rand Region



- 1999 –2000  Vice Chairman for East Rand region

Chairman for Showjumping

  • Manager/ coach at Warwick England Olympic qualifiers
  • Oct 2000 On management committee for Paralympics in Sydney Australia
  • Oct 2000 Springbuck Coach for Paralympic, Sydney Australia


  •     2001 – 2003 Team manager and National coach for Paralympic riders


  • Took team on tour to Belgium and Netherlands. Competed at Silveren spoor Moorsele.  Qualifiers for Athens 2004.


  •   2001 – Australia, study of yards, stud farms and riding – George Sanna


  • 2002 - Moved Crystal Ridge Equestrian Centre to bigger premises and registered as show holding body.


  •   1993 to date:  - Instructs all levels of riders in Dressage and Showjumping


  • Runs regular showjumping and Dressage shows


  • Runs holiday camps


  • 2003 – started a warmblood breeding program and opened Providence Stud


  • 2008 – Spend 5 months in Europe, gaining more riding experience


  • 2009 to date – I concentrate on instructing Instructors on how to teach correctly. We are focused on teaching according to FEI standards, and building an ethical equestrian community.


  • Also run a competitive yard and stud
© Natalie Olivier 2012